Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer Solstice

Summer is officially here! It's time for picnics in the garden with friends, enjoying water sports and reading great books in the hammock. It is also time to think about summer entertaining.

Tips for throwing the perfect summer soiree:

- What’s the golden rule of party throwing?
Create a good ambiance with candles and fresh flowers. Peonies are our personal favorite. Desserts are also good to have. Think about a dessert table but keep it in a cool place.

- What’s for dessert?
Homemade ice cream sandwiches are always a hit. Sugar or chocolate chip cookies and serve with gelato. Sounds delicious and refreshing!

- What are we drinking?
Perfect drink selection for a summer outing is limeade with any kind of vodka, garnished with fresh fruit. It goes down too easy!

-How do you handle invites?
Why not handmake invitations ~ Keep it simple. You can always call your guests but I feel an invitation makes the party official and invited guests will show proper etiquette with an rsvp.

-What about guests who come early and stay late?
Put the early arrivals to work with helping you prep for the party or putting final touches on the meal. And for those who stay late, have them lend a hand with the cleanup afterward. The drinking continues, of course ... And so does the party!

Have a fabulous summer!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I am so ready!! Summer is wonderful! And I know I'm going to enjoy so much following this blog!!

    :) Kristin